System Requirements

Before installing SAP ASE version 16.0, ensure that your system is updated with the latest patches and system requirements. Do not use a patch that is earlier than the version suggested for your operating system. Use the patch recommended by the operating system vendor, even if it supersedes the patch listed.

To list all currently installed patches and display the operating system version level, enter:
showrev -p
All Solaris systems support the TCP protocol, which requires:
  • Sun4u Architecture – Solaris 10, 11
Solaris 64-bit platform system requirements are:
  • Processor – 64-bit
  • Minimum RAM for SAP ASE – 106MB
  • Default user stack size – 94KB
  • Memory per user connection – approximately 245KB
Note: SAP ASE supports the 128-bit Zettabyte File System (ZFS) on Solaris 10. To guarantee data integrity, set DSYNC on. You can turn DSYNC off only for temporary databases that do not require recovery. Use only DSYNC, as ZFS does not support direct I/O.
Solaris patch requirements:
  • Solaris 10 SPARC:
    • 120753-05
    • 120048-03
    • 144190-03
    • 148888-03
  • Solaris 10 x64 – 148889-03
  • Solaris 11 – Solaris 11U1(11.1) SRU 7 or later, including Solaris 11U2
These patches address an Oracle bug for Solaris::
  • Solaris 10 SPARC – 148888-03
  • Solaris 10 x86/x64 – 148889-03
  • Solaris 11 – the latest support repository and update (SRU) containing the fix for Oracle Bug 16054425
Solaris disk space requirements:
  • Typical installation
    • 64-bit: 985MB
  • Default databases created during installation – 306MB
  • Total
    • 64-bit: 1141MB

Ensure that you have the required operating system patches for the SAP Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7.1. See SAP Note 1367498 ( for the JRE requirements. Log in with your SAP support account to view the SAP note.